Being offered for your consideration is a hand colored early Currier lithograph titled " Morning Prayer". This is a true 19th Century hand colored lithograph, not a copy. It is a very early lithograph by N. Currier printed and hand colored between 1836 and 1856.
The image has been previously mounted in a period Adirondack style frame in walnut. The frame has been cleaned and waxed, it looks great.
The lithograph is in very good condition with some small spots of staining and a small minor hole. The hand coloring of the image is very good. The picture shows a Victorian boy with hands clasped saying his Morning Prayer, "Our Father Which Art in Heaven".
This lithograph was produced with a male and female child along with various religious mottos as the heading. This version is one of the uncommon and early version.
The frame measures 19" tall x 15" wide and the sight dimension is 13 3/4" x 9 1/2".
Here is your chance to obtain an early original Currier lithograph for your period home or House Museum.
Inquiries are welcome and encouraged via email or phone call. I ship between Monday and Friday, most orders ship between 1-3 days after payment. I only charge for actual shipping costs with no charge for packing.
A Brief History on the Nathaniel Currie and the early firm is listed below:
Nathaniel Currier (1813–88) was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on March 27, 1813, the second of four children. His parents Nathaniel and Hannah Currier were distant cousins who lived a humble and spartan life. Tragedy struck when Nathaniel was eight years old, when his father unexpectedly died, leaving Nathaniel and his eleven-year-old brother Lorenzo to provide for the family: six-year-old sister Elizabeth and two-year-old brother Charles, as well as their mother.
Nathaniel worked a series of odd jobs to support the family and, at fifteen, he started what became a lifelong career when he apprenticed in the Boston lithography shop of William and John Pendleton. In 1833 at age twenty, he moved to Philadelphia to do contract work for M.E.D. Brown, a noted engraver and printer. Currier's early lithographs were issued under the name of Stodart & Currier, a result of the partnership that he created in 1834 with a local New York print maker named Stodart. The two men specialized in "job" printing and made a variety of print products, including music manuscripts. Currier became dissatisfied with the poor economic return of their business venture and ended the partnership in 1835. He set up shop alone, working as "N. Currier, Lithographer" until 1856.
Early Currier Lithograph "Morning Prayer" in a Period 19th Century Frame